Mark Isaac is a Washington, D.C.-based artist working in photography and video. Isaac was awarded an MFA in Photography and Digital Imaging (2008) and an MA in Digital Arts (2007), both from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. He also studied extensively at the Corcoran College of Art and Design and the Smithsonian Institution. His work has been exhibited in galleries in the United States and abroad.
Isaac’s artwork focuses on our capacity for positive change in an age saturated by electronic media and consumer culture. How can we achieve a clearer vision of ourselves and the world around us in an age consumed by materialism and mass media? How can we realize genuine human interaction in an era increasingly dominated by electronic communication? How can we make a lasting and positive impact at a moment when confidence in our ability to achieve personal and political progress is understandably weak?
By revealing the difficulties we face in an extremely complex social and political environment, while nevertheless reveling in an ongoing sense of possibility, Isaac’s work reflects on some of the key challenges we face at the beginning of the 21st Century.